Thermic 18


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Thermic 18 - completed model photo more pics (1)

Thermic 18  
from Jetco
13in span
Tags: Glider F/F
all formers complete :)

This plan was found online 20/04/2011 at:
Outerzone planID: oz575 | Filesize: 115KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: Planeman


About this Plan

Jetco Thermic 18 - 12.5in span all-balsa glider. Chuck glider. Jetco kit no SG-2.


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User comments

Added a photo of the finished Thermic 18, thanks to giuseppi.
SteveWMD - 15/07/2012
This was my first hand launched glider, built when I was in Jr high school. I was disappointed when it didn't look anything like the picture on the box, and the wingspan was a lot less than 18". But it did fly well and it taught me how to make a good wing joint using Ambroid when my previous attempts fell apart. I didn't like their method of adding clay to the nose for ballast, so I used thin lead salvaged from an Ambroid tube instead. Later, larger gliders flew much better, thanks to the lessons learned...
DougSmith - 30/03/2015
Hi all, Great site, I look at it everyday for new plans! Please find attached an image of a recent Thermic 18 I built [more pics 003]. Probably one of the best plan-built gliders I have built to date; nice and simple construction and flight characteristics are great. Will be making more!!
EdM - 01/03/2017
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